5.23.2008

Amerian Idol Question

So, I haven't really been following this season of Amercan Idol, but I caught a few shows here and there. For those of you who watched the Finale, did anyone else feel a little awkward after the winner was announced and Ryan Seacrest followed a crying, overcome David Cook around the stage, then gave him the "opportunity" to share how he was feeling in the moment? (Uh, I think the cry and walking around dazed on the stage pretty much summed up the picture for me). So, when they had successfully difussed any and all momentum from the show and the crowd was silent, the mother and brother run up onto the stage and bear hug him (still in silence, not thunderous cheering) while David is still trying to answer the "How do you feel in this moment?" question. Then, as if someone suddenly had a great idea of how to make the moment even more awkward, they ushered the mother and brother off the stage and urged the other AI kicked off contests towards David to stand in an awkward (are we sensing a pattern here?) group around David as he sang and gave David A. side hugs. I found myself cringing on my couch wishing it would all just come to an end. Just wondering if anyone else was cringing on their couches?

6 comments:

Geoff & Janene said...

We taped it on our DVR and watched the whole pony show and no sooner did Ryan Seacrest annouce that David Cook was the winner than the recording cut off. I'm grateful we were spared that awkward ending! Yikes. It was awkward enough watching Paula Abdul speak or groove when she was moved. :) I would have been cringing on my couch.

Greg and Tammy said...

Yes, I would have to agree 100%! Although, I enjoy the show, they have MANY MANY awkward moments. Ford commercials anyone? :)

melissa said...

I thought the sudden appearance of his mother onstage and the "how do you feel right now?" bit were way weird. I was really happy he won, though. Did I mention we live two blocks from Murray? So the news came on right afterward and they showed a bunch of crying Utahns. Also, awkward. And not so much news 60 seconds after the show ends.

Tiff said...

That's Fox for ya- making America look and feel dumb and awkward.

Jules said...

My Tivo cut off too, right after Seacrest announced who won. I guess we should be happy we saw the winner, though!

Ash & Jon said...

Let's TOTALLY share a room! That would be so fun! Just so you know...Jon is flying in June 2 and out June 5. Won't that be fun!